Palestinian Authority: Further information on death Penalty / Unfair Trial
Three men have been sentenced to death after an unfair trial. If the sentence is ratified by President Yasser Arafat, they could be executed any time. Husayn Abu al-Uyun was shot dead by armed Palestinians, not affiliated with the Palestinian Security Forces, in Nablus on 15 March. He had escaped from Nablus prison on 9 March, after the gates of the complex were damaged by Israeli helicopter gunfire.